The Geauga County Library Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its 2013 Chapman Award. This yearly recognition is bestowed upon a special individual (or group of individuals) whose deeds have promoted the enjoyment and value of books and reading and whose involvement has directly benefitted the Geauga County community.
The prestigious Chapman Award, inspired and named after the late Mrs. Newton B. Chapman of Chardon, is presented at the Foundation’s annual ceremony and social event in October. Past recipients include Norma B. Chapman (1994), Anderson A. Allyn, Sr. (1995), Barbara Inderlied (1996), Donald Cornish (1997), Jeannette “Teeter” Grosvenor (1998), Patricia Caunter-Billington (1999), Isabelle Gardner (2000), Elizabeth “Lee” Fisher (2001), Amy Kenneley (2002), Beverley Buettner (2003), Hope Merryfield (2004), Larry Dolan (2005), Anne Prusha (2006), Paul Newman (2007), Betty Wallis (2008), Regina “Sunny” Doxey (2009, Nancy Speck (2010), Mona J. Trybus (2011), Judy Carruthers (2012), Ann Lyman (2012), Mary Jean Moreno (2012), and Pat Weyandt (2012).
The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 15, 2013. Nomination forms are available at all Geauga County Public library branches including Bainbridge, Chardon, Geauga West and Middlefield Libraries, Newbury and Thompson Stations, the Bookmobile, and at the Geauga County Public Library Administrative Center 12701 Ravenwood Dr., Chardon. More than one nomination form may be submitted per person.
For more information, contact the Geauga County Public Library Administrative Center at (440) 286-6811.